HC Deb 26 June 1924 vol 175 cc609-10W
Viscount CURZON

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air what are the reasons which have led to the suspension of the Liverpool-Belfast air service; whether it is intended to restart this service; and, if so, when and with what typo of machine?


The answer to the first part of the question is that the air service referred to has been discontinued because, with the limited special facilities for weather reporting which it was possible to provide for an experimental service, the bad meteorological conditions encountered rendered the service too unreliable to be economic. As regards the second and third parts of the question, the promoters hope to open a daily Glasgow-Belfast service with the same machines at an early date. An aerodrome with weather-reporting facilities exists near Glasgow, at Renfrew, and reconnaissance has shown that the weather conditions of the proposed new route are much better than those on the former one.